Grade Level: 9th Time Per Day/Week 42 minutes per day (5 days x week) Length of Course: Full YearPrimary Resources: Bronson, M. H., M. J. Cleary, D. Merki, K. Middleton, and D. Zike. Glencoe Health. 9th ed. N.p.: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2005. Print.Units of Study:
Physical Education Units of Study: Tennis, Flag Football, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo, Personal Fitness, High Intensity Interval training, Dance, Volleyball, Archery, Soccer, Pickleball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball, Large group games, Golf
Health Units of Study: Health Triangle (Mental, Physical and Social Health), Nutrition, Mental and Emotional Health, Substance abuse, First Aid, Sleep, Human Sexuality,Tobacco, RelationshipsCurriculum-Based Assessments: Pre/Post TestStandardized Assessments: Fitness Testing (Presidential Challenge and FitnessGram)Description of Course: Grade 9 Health and Physical Education is aligned to Pennsylvania Academic Standards , National Health Standards, and National Physical Education Standards. The goal of Health Education is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy lifestyles. A skills-based approach is a best practice for delivering high-quality health education. Health literacy is an important measure of the effectiveness of health education and is critical to ensuring that students have the ability to be healthy throughout their lives. Health-literate people are able to address their own health needs along with the needs of others. They are able to obtain and apply knowledge and skills to enhance their own health and the health of others — both now and in the future as their needs change throughout their lives. Physical literacy is the ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person. Physical Education develops the physically literate individual through deliberate practice of well-designed learning tasks that allow for skill acquisition in an instructional climate focused on mastery. During physical education class, students practice the knowledge and skills they have learned through physical activity and bodily movement resulting in energy expenditure.
Grade Level: 9-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 min/ every day Length of Course: Full Year
Primary Resources: PDE Academic Standards for Health, Safety, and Physical Education; Cervantes, Carlos. “Adapted Physical Education Resource Manual.” July 2011; “Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.” 2013, www.shapeamerica.org/.../Grade-Level-Outcomes-for-K-12-Physical- Education.pdf.Units of Study: (1) Fitness, (2) Track & Field, (3) Ultimate Football, (4) Soccer, (5) Basketball, (6) Pickleball, (7) Floor Hockey, (8) Strength & Cardiovascular Conditioning, (9) Volleyball, (10) Cooperative Strategic Games, (11) Bowling, (12) Dance, (13) Ultimate Frisbee, (14) Swimming
Curriculum Based Assessments: APE Assessment Checklist, Goal Setting
Standardized Assessments: N/A
Description of Course: Adapted physical education is physical education that has been modified so it is appropriate for students with disabilities. The goal is of this course is for students to participate in activities where all students can learn and be successful. Quality adapted physical education involves the physical educator differentiating instruction to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of each individual student. That differentiation might involve the teacher adapting/ modifying the content, process, environment, and/or student assessment. Students will follow the current Physical Education 9 curriculum while modifying equipment, rules, prompts, cues, boundaries, playing fields, actions, or time. This course is aligned with the PA Academic Health, Safety and Physical Education Standards and focuses on core strands including Fitness, Individual-Performance, Games & Sports, Outdoor & Lifetime, and Dance & Rhythm.
Grade Level: 10-12 Time Per Day/Week 42 minutes / Alternating A or B days Length of Course: Full YearPrimary Resources:
Units of Study: Golf, Yoga, Racquet Sports (Pickleball, Badminton, Tennis), Strength Training and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Team Sports (Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate, Water Polo), Aquatics (Strokes, Snorkeling)Curriculum-Based Assessments: Unit quizzes, Mid-term Exam, Final Exam
- Golf Teaching and Coaching Kit. Chicago: National Golf Foundation, 1972. Print.
- Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes. Stephens, Mark. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 2012. Print...
- Illustrated Introduction to the Rules of Tennis, Third Edition.Print, Bloss, Margaret Varner. Badminton (Physical Education Activities Series). Fourth ed. N.p.: Wm. C. Brown, 1980. Print.
- Corbin, Charles B., and Ruth Lindsey. Fitness for Life. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2005. Print. Driver, James. HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training Explained. Lexington, KY: James Driver, 2012. Print.
- Dearing, Joel. Volleyball Fundamentals. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2003. Print.
- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor's Manual. Centennial ed. N.p.: Krames Staywell Strategic Partners Division, 2014. Print. American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety. Centennial ed. Yardley, PA: Krames Staywell Strategic Partners Division, 2014. Print. How to Snorkel, Water Polo for Coaches and Teachers of Aquatics
Standardized Assessments: N/A
Description of Course: Personal Fitness and Lifetime Activities (PFLA) is an elective course offered to students in grades 10-12. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to participate in a variety of fitness and recreational activities. Some units are a repeat of units taught in 9th grade, giving the student in PFLA an opportunity to continue to grow and develop greater knowledge and skill. Other units are introduced in PFLA to provide the student an opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge. Golf: Proper swing form and technique. Correct club selection. Etiquette/Rules. Yoga: Yoga is a practice of poses and movements with mental, physical and spiritual benefits . Basic yoga poses and sequences. Racquet Sports: Grip. Hitting Technique. Etiquette. Rules. Scoring. Strength Training and HIIT: Introduce students to various strength training exercises and methods including Olympic lifts and interval training. Team Sports: Performance skills and technique. Sportsmanship. Game rules and strategies. Scorekeeping. Aquatics: Review proper swim stroke form and technique for swimming efficiency. Introduce snorkeling as a recreational activity. Proper use of equipment. Clearing the mask.